Tabrina Smith

Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • Phone 440.375.7355
  • Office LocationCollege Hall 322
  • Office HoursMW 7-7:50am, 10:40-11:30, R 11-11:50, F 7-7:50

What makes Lake Erie College a unique place?

  • Lake Erie College fosters my engagement with students through their small class size offerings. This allows me to teach to the individual, as well as to the whole. I’ve found this to be very beneficial towards promoting higher success rates for students in mathematics.


  • Ph.D., Mathematics, Kent State University
  • M.A., Mathematics, Kent State University
  • B.A., Mathematics, Kent State University

Courses Taught:

  • MT 207 - Probability and Statistics
  • MT 209 - Discrete Mathematics
  • MT 210 - Calculus and Analytical Geometry I
  • MT 211 - Calculus and Analytical Geometry II
  • MT 213 - Calculus and Analytical Geometry III
  • MT 309 - Differential Equations
  • MT 311 - Intermediate Analysis I
  • MT 401 - Senior Research

Research/Creative Activity Interests:

  • Primary focuses:
    • Functional analysis
    • Operator theory and the geometry of Banach spaces
    • Porous and sigma-porous sets, individually and as a "smallness” concept

Awards/Professional Memberships:

  • Recipient of a 2012 Ohio Magazine Excellence in Teaching award
  • Ohio Board of Regents Graduate Fellowship recipient (2000-2001)
  • Initiation into Phi Beta Kappa, Nu of Ohio (2000)
  • Pi Mu Epsilon
  • Association of Women in Mathematics
  • American Mathematical Society
  • Mathematical Association of America


  • Algebraic Complements and Ranges of Linear operators, Contemporary Mathematics / American Mathematical Society, 87 – 90; Vol. 547 on Function Spaces in Modern Analysis, 2011.

Career Accomplishments:

  • I have attended numerous conferences, including a yearly conference I bring students to, and I have presented talks at the following two conferences:
    • The Sixth Conference on Function Spaces at SIUE
      • Edwardsville, Illinois
        • Talk title: Hamel Bases and Operator Ranges
    • The Fifth Conference on Function Spaces at SIUE
      • Edwardsville, Illinois
        • Talk title: Porosity and Ranges of Operators